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A daily photo south of Scottburgh gives an indication of what the points might be doing on the South Coast. The photo guy waits for a wave to break for best view of ambient swell.


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Russ
0 #823 FRI SAT SUNRuss 2017-08-18 07:12
I have hung back on the reports due to this weather proving me wrong each and every time over the last two weeks.

That threatening southerly, the rain and swell has finally arrived
Its pretty solid and sideways at most spots
Looks like dirt bin is the call for today for sure as the southerly is due to stick its neck out for most of the day

Moving into springs

Low – 07h10
High – 13h25

The wave period is kind of soft so don’t expect this swell to hang around for too long
Saturday sees it backing off already
Could be something on if this WSW gets into it early
Could be a bit of a paddle session. Those who are fit are ok. Those like me will kuk!
Swings moderate southerly through the day
It’s a 50/50 call locally or its amongst the goon squad between those concrete things

Low – 08h05
High – 14h20

Sniff it early and see if its fresh on Sunday
Get on it if it smells like rose.
If its swells, ride it before the porridge pulls in later
Fresh NE due for the rest of the day

Low – 08h50
High – 15h05

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
0 #822 mon tues wedRuss 2017-08-14 08:13
A peach of a day on Saturday with the swell jacking to 6ft plus as the day got older. Unfortunately a bit too big making it a bit warbly at most spots
We got a sit plate treat on Sunday as conditions settled. Was better on the fuller tide. Got a bit disjointed as it drained
Took out the 5’10” Jelly Fish and gave it a go for a change.
Had some of the longest waves this year so far

Not all time this morning. 4ft Deep and wobbly
Could be a small window for a scratch as the tide drains
Wind goes light southerly before swing moderate onshore later

Neaps this week

High – 07h00
Low – 13h45

A bit unsettled early on Tuesday as a cross offshore tries to iron out an onshore bump
Another small window for a scratch before the south pops late arvo

High – 08h35
Low – 14h50

Wednesday could be the three day call as a moderate southerly continues through the day
Try the more protected spots for a session

High – 10h10
Low – 16h30

Hold on to your panties
We get creamed by a monster SW on Thursday and Friday
Some serious well due

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
0 #821 FRI SAT SUNRuss 2017-08-04 07:05
We needed an offshore last night and this morning to have a carryover of yesterdays nuggetty session
Unfortunately that is not to be as the onshore continued through the night
It’s a wobbly mess with a southerly looming. Due to break wind early
Messy for most of the day.
Take a look at the more protected spots this arvo

Move into springs

Low – 08h05
High – 14h15

The gloom continues a moderate to fresh NE is due to spank us on Saturday
Expect ugliness
50/50 chance for something on the super dawnie
I will try and give you more hope to hang onto by saying that the onshore may just hold off as another SW moves up the coats which is due later arvo
I wouldn’t hold my breath on this one though

Low – 08h40
High –14h50

SW continues to paste us all Sunday
Take a look at the more protected spots for a session
Swell is up and down all weekend. Between 4-5ft

Low – 09h15
High – 15h25

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
0 #820 WED THUR FRIRuss 2017-08-02 07:19
Imagine if our windy season was the season for us to get waves.
We would surf our brains out
Its always on time and is super consistent
Yup winter is over and the hell winds are upon us
There is a glimmer hope as we normally get a last winter snap between now and mid September
You just have to keep an eye on conditions and know when to grab it

The swell has dropped to around 4ft this morning
An offshore has cleaned things up but its still too sideways
Light variable winds all day, wait for the day to settle in and look for a decent bank that will hold the easterly swell that is running

Low – 06h25 / 18h20
High – 12h20

Ay there is hope for a decent session tomorrow
Offshore kicks in around 8am which will iron out conditions
It backs off around mid morning. This is the window to get on it before the onshore bones it later

Low – 07h15 / 19h30
High – 13h30

And in typical windy season style, the SW busts on Friday
East meets west. The Show Down! Who will win? In this case it’s the SW as it grinds away all day
Take a look at the more protected spots as wind and tide settle in

Low – 08h05
High – 14h15

Should I throw more doom and gloom into your porridge this morning?
Fresh NE Saturday / Buster SW Sunday (some swell due)

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
+1 #819 mon tues wedRuss 2017-07-31 07:25
The Devil Wind popped early last night and with it came some welcomed rain

Its still raining which a good thing however the surf is kuk
A good day to feel ok about going to kiss the boss’ arse
Looks like windy season is going to take a practise run this week
NE continues all day

Onshore drops slightly for Tuesday
Looks kukka poo poo all day

We get an offshore early Wednesday which will hopefully iron out crumply conditions
Take look as wind and tide settle in
Grab what you can before the onshore nobbles away at it later

Charts are showing a strong primary swell due to come in from the south – 6-8ft peaking at 17secs
It small right now
Odd and strange. We will have to wait and see

So no good news for the next three days, sorry


Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
+2 #818 FRI SAT SUNRuss 2017-07-28 07:29
The week started off with a bang with some cracking waves squeezing through at most spots
My first session at my old stomping ground this winter. It was great to see everyone out there again trading off on some nuggets
Then the “Clownies” pull in and everything goes pear shaped! Whats wrong with the blokes from the North? Was it because Travis Logie was out there and they were try show off? Didn’t see Travis carrying on like a frothing kook! He’s mellow and one nice bloke.
They days of newbies paddling out and showing some form of respect for old soldiers with grey beards who have been riding there for decades seems like a thing of the past
But no worries. This old soldier carries a sharp object that likes those round rubber things that have to carry you home.
Pasop, its coming your way!!

Ok that’s that so lets get on with todays report

Started with a bang and it looks like the working week is ending off with a bang again. Not as loud as Monday though
3-4ft and a nice angle on it from yesterdays onshore
Bit deep early but should improve with the outgoing tide
Grab what you can AM. Onshore back PM

High – 06h00
Low – 12h50

Saturday is looking like a cracker of a day
The offshore needs to get into it though to iron things out
3ft with a few fun peaks once the tide drains
Light variable winds all day

High – 07h20
Low – 13h30

Keep an eye on for Sunday.
The more protected spots may be the call as a moderate southerly moves in for the day
Small at around 3ft however a very healthy wave period at around 21secs which gives it a hard on as the tide starts to drain and as the southerly drops
There is a small window of opportunity for some plums. Towards midday

High – 08h00
Low – 14h10

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
+2 #817 FRI SAT SUNRuss 2017-07-21 07:49
Its got some size this morning around 6-7ft but not as big as expected
Some solid lines on the sets however there is that irritating wonk in the face
Probably to southerly and breaking wide at most spots where it would normally be running
Hit the tar and go missioning if you can. Get on it if you find as another onshore is due later

Springs

Low – 08h10
High – 14h25

It’s a 50/50 call to drop the cocks and grab the socks and run out the door hoping for lines on Saturday
May be a bit of onshore leftover in it
Let the offshore iron things out then take a look.
Swell drops slightly and there may be that east bend in it which most spots are craving for
Light to moderate southerly later

Low – 09h00
High – 15h10

Sunday is looking 50/50 as well
Maybe better than Saturday with a drop and more of a manageable swell size
Southerly continues through Saturday into Sunday with no offshore due so take a look at the more protected spots
SW kicks up a notch or two later

Low – 09h45
High – 15h55

KEEP AN EYE ON MONDAY!!

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
+1 #816 WED THUR FRIRuss 2017-07-19 07:06
JBAY HAS BEEN FIRING. THE SURFING THE BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN, TODAY IS LOOKING NO DIFFERENT
WHOEVER TAKES THIS ONE WILL REMEMBER IT AS THE BEST ONE EVER FOR SURE

WE HAVE 6FT AT 16SECS LINES HERE AS WELL THIS MORNING
OPEN FACED SPOTS ARE NO GO, BEST GET ONTO THE TAR AND GO FIND SOME DECENT RUNNERS BEFORE THE ONSHORE BONES IT LATER

LOW = 06H20
HIGH – 12H15

OFFSHORE WILL HOPEFULLY IRON THINGS OUT FOR THIRSDAY
SLIGHT DROP IN SWELL TO AROUND 4-5FT AT 12SECS
STILL GOOD AND MAYBE MORE MANAGEABLE
MAYBE A GOOD IDEA TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE MORE PROTECTED SPOTS AS THE SW IS DUE TO SNEAK IN EARLY
SWELL GETS A CHUBBY AS THE DAY MOVES FORWARD

LOW = 07H15
HIGH – 13H30

IF WHAT I AM LOOKING IT ACTUALLY HAPPENS THEN FRIDAY LOOKS EPIC BUT MAY BE TOO BIG FOR OUR COASTLINE UNLESS WE HAVE A FEW BANKS AROUND THAT WILL HOLD IT
MOST OF THE TIME IT SWINGS WIDE WITH LONG FAT WALLS
8+9FT AT 20SECS BY MIDDAY BEFORE THE ONSHORE STARTS TO NIBBLE AWAY AT IT
THIS ONE WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE LIGHTS GET TURNED ON

LOW – 08H10
HIGH – 14H25

SATURDAY IS LOOKING PEACHY. EXPECT THE GOON SQUADS TO FLOCK SOUTH SO TAKE A BIG STICK WITH YOU

HAVE A GOOD ONE
KEEP IT SIMPLE / KEEP IT CLEAN
 
 
Russ
0 #815 MON TUES WEDRuss 2017-07-17 07:20
A few waves over the weekend which was a plus.
What an opening day for the JBay open on Saturday
I watched all day. The surf and surfing was epic
Don’t forget to watch today
Saturday was rated 5/10 and it was running. They are expecting even better conditions during the week so I can only wait in anticipation
A very nice punt for my good friend and shaper of my boards Hugh Thompson as some of the pros got onto his retro boards and ripped them apart on the JBay Lines

Ok here is today report for the next three days
Its looking crackalacking

A bit of a leftover southerly wobble this morning
3-4ft on the sets and buckled
Light offshore swinging to light to moderate onshore later
It can only improve as the tide drains

Low – 15h30
High – 09h30

Offshore early swinging light onshore before going light to moderate southerly later
4-6ft at 15 to 16secs – whoop whoop
Maybe a bit sketchy and deep early but there again we have swell and healthy wave period.
Get on it

Low – 04h30 / 17h00
High – 10h45

Offshore again which will clean up the lines
6-7 feet at 17 to 18secs (may be even bigger)
Hit it AM
Moderate to fresh onshore PM

Low – 06h00 / 18h30
High – 12h15

If the offshore grind over night then Thursday is on again for sure


Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
+1 #814 FRI SAT SUNRuss 2017-07-14 07:11
Nice conditions this morning
3-4ft on the sets however a bit deep early
Should improve as it drains
Get on it before the onshore starts to grind away around mid morning
No good news about any decent banks around and down our coastline so keep it local

MOVE INTO NEAPS

High – 06H30
Low – 12H45

Offshore will hopefully clean up the onshore wobble for Saturday morning
Looks like a nice 4-6ft at 15-16secs pulse due for the day
Light southerly early picking up later in the day

High – 07H15
Low – 13H25

Sunday morning is looking good for waves
Once again a bit deep early with a light onshore on it to iron things out
A nice 4-5 ft pulse
Should improve as it drains
Grab what you can AM as the SW busts around midday

High – 08H05
Low – 14H15

NEXT WEEK LOOKING PEACHY

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 
 
Russ
0 #813 wed thur friRuss 2017-07-12 08:04
Nice conditions this morning
Not too much of an offshore however its 3-4ft on the sets and clean
The odd line running through which will improve as it drains
Light variable winds all day so waves all day

High – 5:23AM / 5:48PM
Low – 11:33AM

It’s a race between wind and tide for Thursday
Could be a few as it starts to drain however one eye is going to looking south on the oncoming SW buster that is due around mid morning
May be a good call to look at the more protected spots than get caught out in the open
Fresh southerly all day. Slight hop in swell size and wave period to around 4-6ft at 15secs

High – 05h55 / 18h25
Low – 12h05

It’s a race between winds again on Friday as the NE decides it’s going poke us for the day
May be a bit of a sloppy southerly seconds early but grab what you can before it gets caned

High – 06h30 / 19h00
Low – 12h45

Have a good one
Keep it simple / keep it clean
 

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